Red Cross launches raffle to help end bullying

The Canadian Red Cross has launched the Red Cross Campaign for Kids Raffle, with proceeds going to help Saskatchewan students learn how to address and prevent bullying.

"We all know the devastating impact that bullying has on our kids and in our communities," said Monika Zmetana, provincial gaming coordinator for the Red Cross in Saskatchewan. "People can help us educate and equip all Saskatchewan kids with the tools they need to end bullying by purchasing a Campaign for Kids Raffle ticket."

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The $60,000 prize package includes a $25,000 grand prize, a $5,000 early bird draw, a 50/50 draw, plus daily prizes of $1,000 throughout January.

"Every $20 ticket sold means that two students in Saskatchewan can learn how to prevent and respond to bullying," said Zmetana. "The Red Cross reached about one in five students across the province with bullying prevention education, so this raffle is an important way for us to achieve our goal of reaching every Saskatchewan student."

The deadline to purchase tickets for the early bird draw is midnight, December 15, 2014.

People can purchase tickets and find more information on the raffle by:

- visiting;

- calling toll-free 1-800-782-5437;

- dropping by a Red Cross office in Regina, Saskatoon or Prince Albert.

For over 30 years the Red Cross has worked closely with schools and communities to create safer environments for all youth. Education is the key to the prevention of bullying behaviour. Red Cross programs teach youth and adults how to recognize, respond to and prevent bullying situations. Last year alone, 37,000 youth participated in Red Cross violence, bullying and abuse prevention programs.

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